Breaking: Illinois Senate and House passes gay marriage act
Both bodies of congress in the state of Illinois have approved SB 10.
The law allows same-sex couples to get married and have full marital benefits.
Illinois has become the 15th state to allow same-sex unions. The bill needed 60 votes to pass the Illinois House.
The debate follows months of lobbying by advocates of same sex marriage.
We will keep you updated on this news story.